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Theories of Social Work Practice, Series

Synopsis
To introduce the many different theories of social work practice, Professor Malcolm Brown has interviewed 15 prominent social work educators and practitioners, each of whom is committed to and enthusiastic about a particular approach.
1 (57 min): Robert Adams on client empowerment, which is the opposite of oppression. The ideal is to empower people to regard themselves as able to address constructively and possibly solve their problems, both individually and in groups.
2 (50 min): Brian Thorne on the person-centred approach, originated by Carl Rogers. It places great emphasis on the central importance of subjective experience.
3 (52 min): Chris Payne on the systems approach, a unitary approach that sees the need for integration of the different theories and approaches in social work.
4 (107 min): Marilyn Miller-Pietroni on psychoanalytic concepts, identifying some concepts from contemporary psychoanalytic theory that are useful in social work practice.
5 (50 min): Professor Ian Sinclair on marital therapy and the attachment theory of marital therapy.
6 (60 min): John Burnham on family therapy, raising questions about our attitudes to family, and challenging preconceived ideas.
7 (52 min): Professor Martin Davies on maintenance theory, which reflects the reality of what most social workers do most of the time, not what theorists think they should be doing.
8 (56 min): Professor Lena Dominelli on the anti-racist perspective, examining the historical and personal issues involved, and discussing work with different groups of people, including children, young people and adults. She also discusses teamwork and organisational change.
9 (45 min): Lynne Muir explains social groupwork.
10 (60 min): Professor Brian Sheldon on the behavioural perspective - how emotional reactions are learned by the process of stimulus association, and how positive and negative consequences shape our lives. This concept can be used therapeutically. Includes comments on the ethical issues involved.
11 (56 min): Peter Marsh on the task-centred model, stressing the role of the client in negotiating appropriate programmes of help, and outlining the goals to be achieved.
12 (54 min): Dr Paul Corrigan on the Marxist perspective, which involves the importance of recognising the causes of many of the clients’ problems in the structure of society as well as in individual terms, and keeping these two ideas in balance.
13 (55 min): Daphne Stratham on the feminist perspective, accepting the unpredictable, and challenging stereotypes and assumptions.
14 (50 min): David Howe on making sense of social work theories. He examines the nature of theory of social work theories and their impact on practice, and theory and practice in an organisational context.
15 (60 min): Brenda Tweed on transactional analysis - Eric Berne’s ‘I’m OK, you’re OK’ theory, in which the therapy should be as far as possible an equal process between the therapist and the client.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1992
Documentation
Accompanying notes with each tape.
Uses
Social work trainers and students.
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
behavioural psychotherapy; counselling; empowerment; family therapy; groupwork; marital therapy; Marxism; person-centred therapy; psychoanalysis; psychotherapy; social work training; task analysis; transactional analysis; feminist perspectives; racism; systems approach; maintenance theory

Credits

Contributor
Malcolm J Brown
Cast
Brenda Tweed 
Brian Sheldon 
Brian Thorne 
Chris Payne 
Daphne Stratham 
David Howe 
Ian Sinclair 
John Burnham 
Lena Dominelli 
Lynne Muir 
Malcolm J Brown 
Marilyn Miller-Pietroni 
Martin Davies 
Paul Corrigan 
Peter Marsh 
Robert Adams 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£38.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
various
Year
2012

Type
VHS
Price
£20.00 (sale) £15.00 (hire)
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
various
Year
2012

Sections

Title
Client empowerment - Robert Adams
Synopsis
1 (57 min): Robert Adams on client empowerment, which is the opposite of oppression. The ideal is to empower people to regard themselves as able to address constructively and possibly solve their problems, both individually and in groups.

Title
Counselling: the person centred approach - Brian Thorne
Synopsis
2 (50 min): Brian Thorne on the person-centred approach, originated by Carl Rogers. It places great emphasis on the central importance of subjective experience.

Title
Systems approach, The - Chris Payne
Synopsis
3 (52 min): Chris Payne on the systems approach, a unitary approach that sees the need for integration of the different theories and approaches in social work.

Title
Psychoanalytic concepts - Marilyn Miller-Pietroni
Synopsis
4 (107 min): Marilyn Miller-Pietroni on psychoanalytic concepts, identifying some concepts from contemporary psychoanalytic theory that are useful in social work practice.

Title
Marital therapy - Prof. Ian Sinclair
Synopsis
5 (50 min): Professor Ian Sinclair on marital therapy and the attachment theory of marital therapy.

Title
Family therapy - Joun Burnham
Synopsis
6 (60 min): John Burnham on family therapy, raising questions about our attitudes to family, and challenging preconceived ideas.

Title
Maintenance theory - Prof. Martin Davies
Synopsis
7 (52 min): Professor Martin Davies on maintenance theory, which reflects the reality of what most social workers do most of the time, not what theorists think they should be doing.

Title
Anti-racist perspective, The - Prof. Lena Dominelli
Synopsis
8 (56 min): Professor Lena Dominelli on the anti-racist perspective, examining the historical and personal issues involved, and discussing work with different groups of people, including children, young people and adults. She also discusses teamwork and o

Title
Social groupwork - Lynne Muir
Synopsis
9 (45 min): Lynne Muir explains social groupwork.

Title
Behavioural perspective, The - Prof. Brian Sheldon
Synopsis
10 (60 min): Professor Brian Sheldon on the behavioural perspective - how emotional reactions are learned by the process of stimulus association, and how positive and negative consequences shape our lives. This concept can be used therapeutically. Include

Title
Task-centred model, The - Peter Marsh
Synopsis
11 (56 min): Peter Marsh on the task-centred model, stressing the role of the client in negotiating appropriate programmes of help, and outlining the goals to be achieved.

Title
Marxist perspective, The - Dr Paul Corrigan
Synopsis
12 (54 min): Dr Paul Corrigan on the Marxist perspective, which involves the importance of recognising the causes of many of the clients' problems in the structure of society as well as in individual terms, and keeping these two ideas in balance.

Title
Feminist perspective, The - Daphne Stratham
Synopsis
13 (55 min): Daphne Stratham on the feminist perspective, accepting the unpredictable, and challenging stereotypes and assumptions.

Title
Making sense of social work theories - Da vid Howe
Synopsis
14 (50 min): David Howe on making sense of social work theories. He examines the nature of theory of social work theories and their impact on practice, and theory and practice in an organisational context.

Title
Transactional analysis - Brenda Tweed
Synopsis
15 (60 min): Brenda Tweed on transactional analysis - Eric Berne's 'I'm OK, you're OK' theory, in which the therapy should be as far as possible an equal process between the therapist and the client.

Distributor

Name

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Notes
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